Registration is Open for the Winter 2022 GIS Institute

October 25, 2021
Computer lab training session

Twice a year in January and June, the CGA offers a two-week intensive training course in geographic information systems (GIS), designed for Harvard graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and other researchers who want to learn spatial analysis and apply GIS methods in their research.

Through the program's nine days, participants will be introduced to:

  • Geographic information science and technology
  • Spatial data development, management, and manipulation; spatial analysis concepts, tools, and procedures
  • Hands-on use of ArcGIS and similar software
  • Tours of GIS resources on campus, guest speakers from diverse disciplines introducing research with GIS in their fields, and
  • One-on-one consultation and step-by-step guidance through the participants’ individual projects. The last day of the program will be devoted to project presentations.

The next offering on January 4th–14th 2022 will be the first time we resume in-class teaching after three virtual sessions in the past year and a half. There are still a few seats available. The application deadline is Friday, Oct 29.

To apply, please visit


For questions, please contact Wendy Guan at